Yam Balls (West Africa)

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Annisette

Posted for ZWT 2006. Can be garnished with hard-boiled eggs, if desired. Haven't tried this recipe yet. Cooking/prep times are estimates.

Top Review by Frangiman

These were really tasty, though I didn't quite fry them well enough and didn't have onions. I'll make them again soon properly, but they were still delicious despite my poor cooking skills.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash cooked yam until smooth.
  2. In bowl, combine half of the tomatoes and half of the onions. Add cayenne. Fry in 1/4 cup peanut oil.
  3. Season with thyme and salt, to taste.
  4. In another bowl, combine fried mixture, remaining onions and tomatoes, and mashed yam. Add eggs and mix well.
  5. On a pastry board sprinkled with flour, form yam mixture into balls.
  6. Heat remaining oil and deep-fry yam balls until golden brown. Drain.
  7. Garnish with hard-boiled eggs.

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